Jockey Club Live and Music Plus Sport
Symphotech supplied full production procurement, health & safety, production management and noise management to Jockey Club Live and Music Plus Sport 2019 for a special summer series.
Quarter of a million fans attended the events which spanned over twenty-four dates across seven different racecourses, including Newmarket, Market Rasen, Aintree, Carlisle, Sandown and Haydock.
Symphotech’s role included planning, compliance, ensuring licensing conditions can be, and were adhered to by working with the local authority and emergency services. They engaged and coordinated suppliers across all shows, ensuring consistently high-quality production, in line with the client’s brand values. The events featured a range of varied acts from Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Rudimental to Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, Madness and Thriller Live.
Andrew Wilkinson, chief executive of Music Plus Sports stated:
“Since we started six years ago Symphotech has looked after all of our technical production, health & safety, staging and noise management needs. We work very closely with them before, during and after the event, discussing and solving any problems that might be anticipated.”
Pete Watts is Symphotech’s director of production and responsible for all the technical aspects for the Jockey Club Live events. This year they consolidated a relationship with Clair Global to bring together the delivery of a high-quality PA with lighting options for incoming LD’s via a standardised rig across the shows. He liaised with the various artists’ tour managers and production managers to agree all of the artists' technical spec requirements.
Speaking from Sandown, operations manager of the racecourse, Gareth Richardson, said:
“Specialist noise company Acoustech manages noise levels for our events. Their experience and personal touch mean if the licence levels are too high, they talk with and manage those levels with the sound engineers, local council and us. This maintains the important relationship that the racecourses have with their neighbours.”